Awards and Accreditations


I’ve always been passionate about learning and developing my skills and knowledge when it comes to marketing.  When you’re freelance this is particularly important so you can understand the market, any developments and what you need to be doing for clients.

It was really important for me when I set up my own marketing business that I could prove my level of knowledge and expertise.  I therefore applied, and was accepted, to become a Chartered Marketer with the Chartered Institute of Marketing in 2012.


“Chartered Marketer status recognises those marketers achieving the highest level in our profession. It demonstrates commitment to keeping up-to-date and is awarded on a combination of experience and qualifications. In 1998, The Queen’s Privy Council granted us the authority to award Chartered Marketer status – the mark of an up-to-date, experienced and qualified marketing professional.”

The Chartered Institute of Marketing

Each year I undertake CPD (Continued Professional Development) through self-study, training courses and webinars and reading.  This ensures my knowledge and skills remain up to date and I am giving my clients the best advice and service possible.


I always stress to my clients the importance of entering awards, not only are they recognition of all your hard work, but also great for PR and marketing too.  At the end of the da y if you can’t blow your own trumpet, then who will!  So, I try to practice what I preach and have entered, been nominated for and won a few awards myself:

  • 2019 – Finalist for the Enterprise Vision Awards (Professional Services)
  • 2017 – Winner of the Enterprise Vision Awards (Professional Services)
  • 2016 – Winner of the Enterprise Vision Awards (Solo Business)
  • 2015 – Winner of the Enterprise Vision Awards (Solo Business)
  • 2014 - Voted one of the top 40 business people under 40 by In-Cumbria Magazine
  • 2013 - Joint winner in the North Cumbria Business Accelerator Awards
  • 2012 – Nominated as one of Cumbria’s Women of the year
  • 2011 – Future 100 young business people in the UK

...Kind Words...

“We have been working with Lisa for around three years now and she has really helped us build our brand and give us great guidance on strategy and how we can maximise our current content assets. Lisa has provided an excellent face to face service and helped us look at our business from a different perspective. We loved Acorn Marketing’s creative solutions and thanks to them our marketing strategies we continue to reap the rewards. Lisa brings a unique and friendly approach to marketing our business and I would recommend Acorn Marketing to any nature and size of business.”

Morrison Construction

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